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Bass Arts Student Garrett Chow Wins National Silver Scholastics Award

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Big congratulations to Bass Arts student Garrett Chow, a sophomore at MHS, who received a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Silver Medal for his piece Nigerian Prince (left), and an honorable mention for his piece, Bille (right). Garrett has been taking classes and attending art camp at Bass Art Studio since in 2008. Last summer Garrett attended the Cooper Union Pre-College Art […]

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Graphic Design: Creating Images That Communicate Ideas


This winter, Bass Arts students will be learning how to create striking eye-catching visuals that communicate an idea. I am sure the next four years will present plenty of issues that will necessitate the creation of art that contains a message. We are offering two classes that will give students the chance to create statement driven artwork. Our Painting, Drawing, Printmaking & Mixed Media class for kids 13-17 will be focused on […]

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Bass Arts Students Create Giant Heads!


This summer, Bass Arts Students channeled The Bread and Puppet Theatre as they built their own giant heads! The students began with choosing a pop culture figure like Harry Potter, Marilyn Monroe, and Wonder Woman. Using their reference images to mirror the features of the icon they had chosen, they created a clay base which they then sculpted and covered with […]

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The Class of 2020: Bass Arts Students Head To Art School


Julia O’Donnell, FIT, Class of 2020 Julia began taking classes at Bass Arts Studio in the spring of 2009 and spent several summers at Bass Arts Studio’s Portfolio Intensive, where she focused on figure drawing and printmaking. In addition to taking drawing classes, Julia took many sessions of painting classes where she developed her highly expressive, textural style and great color sense. Julia was also […]

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Bass Arts Fashion Students Learn About Branding


Last spring, Bass Arts Fashion students had a rare opportunity to learn about branding by studying one of style conscious America’s most beloved brands, Anthropologie. Jennifer Burnley, a Montclair resident and a personal stylist at the Short Hills store, acted as our personal liaison. It started with the class meeting Jennifer at the Montclair store to receive a lesson on how the clothes and the […]

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